REVOLUTION IN LEARNING by Maya Pines

REVOLUTION IN LEARNING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

To assist the comparison shopper, this is the third book on the child from 0 to 6 designed to stimulate I.Q. quiz kids. It's certainly not as infuriating as the Engelmanns' Give Your' Child a Superior Mind (1966-p. 363) and she refers to ""Ziggy"" Engelmann's work. It is not as practical for the mother who has decided to make her child germinate at home as Joan Beck's How to Raise a Brighter Child (Trident- p. 913). Actually what it is-- a report on the work of the various investigators of the ""cognitive group"" (what the child has learned by the time he is four): bellwether Piaget, Jerome Bruner, Bereiter who works in a Negro elementary school, Omar Khayyam Moore who invented the ""talking typewriter"" so that toddlers can learn to read and write, even poetry; the Montessori renascence; and the Operation Head Start centers particularly in the New York area. There is a fair amount about negligent environments (day care centers, etc.) which this kind of program particularly offsets. Since professionals presumably know all about this, and parents won't find it as useful as the Beck book (and may like Eda LeShan's opposition viewpoint better--see this issue) it seems it might end up in the corner between two schools.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1967
Publisher: Harper & Row